The Uninsured: Access to Medical Care

Main Points

  • Emergency care is the safety net of the nation’s health care system, caring for everyone, regardless of ability to pay.
  • Emergency physicians provide the most uncompensated care for uninsured and underinsured patients of all physicians.
  • America’s emergency departments are under severe stress, facing soaring demands. They are essential to every community and must have adequate resources.
  • Having health insurance does not mean you have access to medical care.
The Uninsured: Access to Medical Care Fact Sheet 
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